Mediators of Inflammation

Mediators of Inflammation / 2004 / Article

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Volume 13 |Article ID 983494 | https://doi.org/10.1080/09629350400014131

Leszek Tylicki, Bogdan Biedunkiewicz, Dominik Rachon, Tomasz Nieweglowski, Lukasz Hak, Andrzej Chamienia, Alicja Debska-Slizien, Ewa Aleksandrowicz, Jolanta Mysliwska, Boleslaw Rutkowski, "No effects of ozonated autohemotherapy on inflammation response in hemodialyzed patients", Mediators of Inflammation, vol. 13, Article ID 983494, 4 pages, 2004. https://doi.org/10.1080/09629350400014131

No effects of ozonated autohemotherapy on inflammation response in hemodialyzed patients

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Ozone as a strong oxidant may induce an inflammatory response.Aim: The hypothesis was verified as to whether ozonated autohemotherapy using an ozone dose in therapeutic range changes the plasma concentration of C-reactive protein and interleukin-6, markers of inflammation.Methods: In a controlled, single-blind, cross-over study, 12 chronically hemodialyzed patients with peripheral arterial disease were exposed to nine sessions of autohemotherapy with blood exposure to oxygen as a control followed by nine sessions of ozonated autohemotherapy with an ozone concentration of 50 μg/ml.Results: There was no statistical difference between C-reactive protein levels at baseline (1.53±1.01 mg/l), after nine sessions of control autohemotherapy (1.48±0.96 mg/l), and after nine sessions of ozonated autohemotherapy (1.55±0.84 mg/l). There was also no statistical difference between the interleukin-6 serum concentration at baseline (438±118 pg/ml), after nine sessions of control autohemotherapy (444±120 pg/ml), and after nine sessions of ozonated autohemotherapy (466±152 pg/ml).Conclusion: The results of this study suggest that ozonated autohemotherapy using an ozone concentration of 50 μg/ml does not induce an inflammatory response.

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